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SoCal Roundup: Not Letting History Happen

Thomas Eshelman went 10 innings without allowing a run, but would that be enough for the anemic offense of Cal State Fullerton? Cal Poly and Long Beach State were tied 3-3 heading into the eighth inning, but who took the victory? And how about San Diego State falling behind to lowly San Jose State in the 11th inning only to stage a dramatic two-out rally.

All that plus more in Friday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features video interviews and photo galleries from Fullerton & the Thursday matchup at UCLA: Continue reading SoCal Roundup: Not Letting History Happen

National Roundup for April 4th

Here is your National Recap for April 4th.

Nathan Kirby tosses No-Hitter as Virginia defeats Pitt 4-0

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) threw a no-hitter in the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team’s 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh Friday evening at Charles Cost Field. Kirby struck out 18 batters, one off the school and ACC single-game record, in UVa’s first no-hitter since 2011. Virginia (26-4, 11-2 ACC) extended its winning streak to nine games with the momentous victory. Continue reading National Roundup for April 4th

Rice Faces Touch Challenge in Houston College Classic

The Matchups
Rice is coming off a weekend sweep over Purdue followed by a mid-week loss to Sam Houston State; meanwhile, the Longhorns are coming off a series victory over Stanford, and they picked up a mid-week win over UT-Pan America. TCU picked up three wins last weekend in a tournament that included BYU, Texas A&M Corpus Christ, and UTSA, but then they dropped their mid-week game 10-2 to Texas Arlington. The Red Raiders started out the year winning three-out-four against then ranked #3 Indiana. They then went on to sweep a three-game series over Oral Roberts and picked up a mid-week win over BYU. Continue reading Rice Faces Touch Challenge in Houston College Classic

2014 Top 100 Countdown: 15. Brandon Finnegan (TCU)

TCU Baseball vs Cal State FullertonCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 15 on our countdown is TCU junior LHP Brandon Finnegan. The Fort Worth, Texas native attended Southwest High School where he was a three year letter winner. He was drafted in the 45th round by the Texas Rangers but decided to head to TCU. Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Countdown: 15. Brandon Finnegan (TCU)

2014 Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll

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big12logo_thumb.gifDefending Big 12 champion Kansas State has been selected as the coaches’ preseason favorite to repeat as the regular season title winner. In a vote by the league’s head coaches, the Wildcats, who have never been picked higher than fifth, garnered five first-place votes to top the 2014 preseason poll.

Only six points separate the first through fourth place teams in the poll with four different teams receiving a first-place vote for the first time in league history. Continue reading 2014 Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 29. Kevin Cron (TCU)

KevinCronTCUCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 29 on our countdown is junior Kevin Cron from TCU. The Phoenix, Arizona native attended Mountain Pointe, High School where he was a three year letter winner. As a senior, he hit a single-season state record 27 home runs with a .560 average and driving in 65 runs. He was picked in the third round by the Seattle Mariners but decided to head to college to play for the TCU Horned Frogs.  Continue reading 2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 29. Kevin Cron (TCU)

TCU adds Zach Etheredge to Coaching Staff

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TCULogoFORT WORTH – TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle has announced the addition of Zach Etheredge to the coaching staff. He will take over as the volunteer assistant.

“We are excited to add Zach to our coaching staff,” said Schlossnagle. “He will bring a tremendous amount of energy to our program and is a proven developer of players, especially at the catching position.” Continue reading TCU adds Zach Etheredge to Coaching Staff

CBD Visit: Benches Clear, Two Ejected as TCU Takes Series

Kyle Twomey was ejected.LOS ANGELES — TCU will fly home happy after an emotionally charged series win at USC. On Saturday, the Horned Frogs took a 3-0 win at Dedeaux Field in a game that featured a benches-clearing altercation resulting in a pair of ejections.

TCU scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning on a Jantzen Witte two-run triple and added an insurance run the next inning on a Boomer White single. It was plenty enough. Starter Andrew Mitchell combined with relievers Trevor Seidenberger, Riley Ferrell and Alex Young for a four-hit shutout. USC never even got a runner to third base.

Mitchell picked up his first win since moving into the starting rotation from the closer role in the middle of the season. Young picked up his fourth save. USC starter Kyle Twomey fell to 2-6 despite pitching well.

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CBD Visit: Horned Frogs Win Sloppy Affair

Juan Avila awaits his opportunity to drive home the winning run.

Unfortunately, a more thorough breakdown did not save correctly and our tireless reporter did not have time to rewrite everything.

LOS ANGELES — For about six innings, there were young men throwing a rawhide-covered ball and young men swinging aluminum cylindrical wands at it. Eight men stood with leather ball-catchers and one wore extra padding, surely making an over-protective mother happy.

Though they played on a field with four vinyl-covered stepping stones indicating a safe zone, I hesitate to call what occurred for the majority of three hours, the game of baseball. It was definitely not the caliber of baseball that has historically been played by young men representing the University of Southern California and Texas Christian University.

After several miscues and blunders early in the game, TCU finally woke up and grabbed the reins in the late innings of Thursday night’s game for a 5-4 victory at USC’s Dedeaux Field.

Derek Odell carried the Horned Frogs to the win. Odell homered and drove in the go-ahead run. He also got things rolling for TCU in the seventh inning when he delivered a single and scored later in the inning on a Keaton Jones single up the middle.

The next inning, Jantzen Witte walked, stole second and came around when Jerrick Suiter rocked a ball deep into the left-centerfield gap to tie the game. The Horned Frogs scored the go-ahead run when Odell hit a line drive single the opposite way, bringing in Suiter. Continue reading CBD Visit: Horned Frogs Win Sloppy Affair